Report: Paul George Trade Talks Heating Up

Trade talks centered around Indiana Pacers forward Paul George continue to gain momentum, writes Sam Amico.

Amico also reported the Cavs have been exploring the trade market for Channing Frye and the Celtics are trying to land George, as well.

When the words “multiple players” come to mind, one of the first names that jumps out would be Kevin Love, who has been the subject of trade rumors over each of his three seasons in Cleveland.

ESPN’s Dave McMenamin reported Sunday that any deal for George would have to involve either Love or Kyrie Irving.

Indiana might have its sights set on other parts of Cleveland’s supporting cast, including Iman Shumpert, Tristan Thompson or J.R. Smith, but if Cleveland were to package any of them in a trade with Love, it’s possible the Cavs could look to address their bench with another piece from the Pacers rotation in addition to George.

George’s desire to join his hometown Los Angeles Lakers is no secret, which could factor into the Lakers’ draft plans on whether to trade the No. 2 overall pick or wait a year for George to become a free-agent.

We’re three days away from draft night and we’re sure to hear more about the progress of trade discussions in the coming days.

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Matt Medley
Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio. Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.

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